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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, December 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/01/2014   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
29 842
26 385
19 154
5 863
10 020
1 665
942
1 529
95 401
Seasonally Adjusted
30 510
26 478
19 744
5 780
10 299
1 666
955
1 582
97 014

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.5
0.6
0.2
-
-0.3
0.6
-0.4
1.6
0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
2.2
-0.7
4.2
-3.4
5.2
-0.3
1.3
2.5
1.7

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
2.3
4.2
-5.8
-2.2
-11.0
7.7
-3.2
0.1
-0.8
Seasonally Adjusted
2.4
3.8
-2.5
-4.4
-9.0
14.7
-2.3
2.2
0.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For more information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: The December 2013 trend estimate (95 401) has increased by 0.3% when compared with November 2013.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The December 2013 seasonally adjusted estimate (97 014) has increased by 1.7% when compared with November 2013.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for December 2013 with November 2013, sales of Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.7% and 0.8% respectively. Over the same period, Passenger vehicles remained steady.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for December 2013 with November 2013, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.7%, 1.9% and 4.0% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Five of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing December 2013 with November 2013. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the largest percentage increase (1.6%), followed by Victoria (0.6%) and Tasmania (0.6%). Over the same period, sales in the Northern Territory decreased by 0.4%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Five of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing December 2013 with November 2013. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage increase (5.2%) followed by Queensland (4.2%) and the Australian Capital Territory (2.5%). Over the same period, sales in South Australia decreased by 3.4%.


NOTES

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ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for December 2013.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term

Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Expanatory Notes.

Source(s): Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia


Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - short term

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month

Passenger vehicles
Sports utility vehicles
Other vehicles
Total vehicles
Change Passenger vehicles
Change Sports utility vehicles
Change Other vehicles
Change Total vehicles
no.
no.
no.
no.
%
%
%
%

Trend

2012
October
49 110
26 478
20 650
96 239
1.0
0.4
0.6
0.7
November
49 187
26 586
20 677
96 450
0.2
0.4
0.1
0.2
December
48 827
26 741
20 572
96 139
-0.7
0.6
-0.5
-0.3
2013
January
48 183
26 966
20 392
95 541
-1.3
0.8
-0.9
-0.6
February
47 562
27 233
20 212
95 006
-1.3
1.0
-0.9
-0.6
March
47 208
27 483
20 005
94 697
-0.7
0.9
-1.0
-0.3
April
47 163
27 656
19 782
94 601
-0.1
0.6
-1.1
-0.1
May
47 299
27 702
19 569
94 570
0.3
0.2
-1.1
-
June
47 465
27 672
19 381
94 517
0.4
-0.1
-1.0
-0.1
July
47 510
27 686
19 270
94 466
0.1
0.1
-0.6
-0.1
August
47 451
27 751
19 245
94 447
-0.1
0.2
-0.1
-
September
47 425
27 858
19 241
94 525
-0.1
0.4
-
0.1
October
47 417
28 016
19 303
94 736
-
0.6
0.3
0.2
November
47 425
28 213
19 435
95 072
-
0.7
0.7
0.4
December
47 406
28 413
19 583
95 401
-
0.7
0.8
0.3

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
October
49 089
27 073
20 439
96 600
-1.2
-0.8
-0.8
-1.0
November
50 356
24 784
20 443
95 583
2.6
-8.5
-
-1.1
December
50 325
26 616
19 950
96 892
-0.1
7.4
-2.4
1.4
2013
January
46 371
27 821
21 060
95 252
-7.9
4.5
5.6
-1.7
February
46 108
27 783
21 491
95 382
-0.6
-0.1
2.0
0.1
March
47 821
27 419
19 315
94 556
3.7
-1.3
-10.1
-0.9
April
47 372
27 414
18 764
93 550
-0.9
-
-2.9
-1.1
May
47 022
27 503
19 445
93 971
-0.7
0.3
3.6
0.5
June
48 207
28 014
20 610
96 831
2.5
1.9
6.0
3.0
July
46 974
27 443
19 343
93 759
-2.6
-2.0
-6.2
-3.2
August
47 835
28 145
18 558
94 538
1.8
2.6
-4.1
0.8
September
47 201
27 843
19 225
94 269
-1.3
-1.1
3.6
-0.3
October
47 351
27 083
18 972
93 406
0.3
-2.7
-1.3
-0.9
November
47 334
28 510
19 528
95 372
-
5.3
2.9
2.1
December
47 659
29 051
20 305
97 014
0.7
1.9
4.0
1.7

Original

2012
October
49 291
25 737
20 556
95 584
0.2
2.6
1.1
1.0
November
51 652
26 145
20 550
98 347
4.8
1.6
-
2.9
December
50 618
25 548
19 261
95 427
-2.0
-2.3
-6.3
-3.0
2013
January
41 957
26 623
16 850
85 430
-17.1
4.2
-12.5
-10.5
February
43 338
26 834
20 046
90 218
3.3
0.8
19.0
5.6
March
48 664
29 148
19 588
97 400
12.3
8.6
-2.3
8.0
April
42 844
24 384
17 889
85 117
-12.0
-16.3
-8.7
-12.6
May
46 774
29 152
20 862
96 788
9.2
19.6
16.6
13.7
June
57 636
34 398
26 724
118 758
23.2
18.0
28.1
22.7
July
46 318
25 568
18 349
90 235
-19.6
-25.7
-31.3
-24.0
August
48 060
27 515
17 761
93 336
3.8
7.6
-3.2
3.4
September
47 149
26 199
19 314
92 662
-1.9
-4.8
8.7
-0.7
October
46 939
26 258
19 406
92 603
-0.4
0.2
0.5
-0.1
November
49 089
28 889
18 946
96 924
4.6
10.0
-2.4
4.7
December
47 686
28 543
20 527
96 756
-2.9
-1.2
8.3
-0.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2012
October
29 265
25 430
20 446
5 889
11 185
1 523
983
1 518
96 239
November
29 282
25 449
20 454
5 956
11 262
1 542
979
1 526
96 450
December
29 170
25 333
20 335
5 997
11 257
1 546
973
1 527
96 139
2013
January
29 011
25 200
20 130
6 007
11 163
1 547
961
1 522
95 541
February
28 908
25 151
19 912
5 984
11 030
1 562
948
1 510
95 006
March
28 929
25 206
19 711
5 935
10 888
1 586
944
1 499
94 697
April
29 042
25 323
19 565
5 874
10 745
1 615
949
1 488
94 601
May
29 173
25 429
19 470
5 818
10 612
1 633
960
1 475
94 570
June
29 270
25 529
19 378
5 789
10 482
1 638
967
1 463
94 517
July
29 338
25 638
19 279
5 795
10 359
1 633
969
1 455
94 466
August
29 377
25 748
19 197
5 819
10 256
1 630
966
1 455
94 447
September
29 439
25 877
19 141
5 840
10 170
1 634
960
1 465
94 525
October
29 546
26 045
19 113
5 854
10 099
1 644
952
1 482
94 736
November
29 697
26 231
19 123
5 865
10 051
1 655
945
1 505
95 072
December
29 842
26 385
19 154
5 863
10 020
1 665
942
1 529
95 401

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
October
29 523
25 581
20 354
5 914
11 173
1 545
1 028
1 482
96 600
November
28 534
24 814
20 883
5 774
11 378
1 660
1 008
1 533
95 583
December
29 790
25 508
20 247
6 049
11 321
1 452
977
1 549
96 892
2013
January
28 645
25 293
19 884
6 436
10 882
1 690
893
1 529
95 252
February
28 974
25 242
19 989
5 909
11 260
1 539
973
1 496
95 382
March
28 989
24 550
20 114
5 789
10 987
1 643
962
1 521
94 556
April
28 654
25 634
18 918
5 922
10 510
1 558
921
1 432
93 550
May
28 963
25 409
19 300
5 697
10 483
1 657
973
1 488
93 971
June
30 100
25 962
20 012
5 838
10 723
1 748
929
1 518
96 831
July
29 025
25 417
19 075
5 759
10 402
1 640
1 016
1 426
93 759
August
29 701
25 617
19 348
5 841
10 128
1 434
1 001
1 469
94 538
September
29 231
25 896
19 066
5 865
10 158
1 718
920
1 415
94 269
October
28 897
25 715
18 783
5 797
10 158
1 667
941
1 447
93 406
November
29 843
26 660
18 941
5 983
9 787
1 671
942
1 543
95 372
December
30 510
26 478
19 744
5 780
10 299
1 666
955
1 582
97 014

Original

2012
October
28 792
26 078
19 602
5 848
11 228
1 612
949
1 475
95 584
November
30 030
25 740
20 368
6 024
11 676
2 015
938
1 556
98 347
December
28 619
25 238
20 116
6 265
11 014
1 772
859
1 544
95 427
2013
January
26 194
22 583
16 946
5 918
10 198
1 403
748
1 440
85 430
February
27 427
24 415
18 369
5 696
10 679
1 309
867
1 456
90 218
March
29 928
25 360
21 135
5 680
11 145
1 564
1 075
1 513
97 400
April
25 982
23 023
17 666
5 381
9 497
1 273
971
1 324
85 117
May
29 707
26 226
20 221
5 761
10 610
1 597
1 132
1 534
96 788
June
37 194
30 647
26 245
6 999
12 782
1 917
1 162
1 812
118 758
July
27 789
24 584
18 618
5 485
9 848
1 466
1 049
1 396
90 235
August
29 223
25 210
19 101
5 730
10 177
1 491
967
1 437
93 336
September
28 702
25 430
18 498
5 847
10 153
1 835
852
1 345
92 662
October
28 519
25 961
18 057
5 732
10 305
1 737
853
1 439
92 603
November
30 496
27 547
18 381
6 216
9 815
1 984
904
1 581
96 924
December
29 966
26 316
19 718
6 039
10 287
2 009
835
1 586
96 756

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For more information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.



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